South Water Street Greek Revival

Edgartown Village Historic District, MA

Set back from one of Edgartown’s most picturesque and prominent streets, this newly built home takes inspiration from the grand, Greek Revival, nineteenth-century captain’s houses that surround it. Like these historic precedents, it impresses with its authenticity, from its four-bay, white-clapboard façade to its shingle-clad sides and rear.

Additional notable exterior details include operable shutters, a top-floor Palladian window, and a wrap-around columned porch—an element that springs from local farmhouse architecture. One of the homeowners’ favorite activities is to sit on this porch and watch the bustling street life from the nearby village center.

A grass strip drive leads to a small rear carriage house, which bookends one side of a pool and, together with a bluestone terrace, helps form a courtyard-like lawn. A sunroom—designed to look like an enclosed former porch, with a deck above—seamlessly opens to these outdoor spaces.